Abundance of Life

© Donna La Mattino Pagakis

Abundance of Life

Uploaded: October 31, 2010 09:41:36 | Entered: August 10, 2020 09:09:20


While dredging the sand, from the bottom of the harbor, hungry seagulls were there in abundance!

Adjusted in Bridge, PS CS 4 and Nik Software.

Oceanside Beach, California
April 15, 2010

RAW / Aperture Priority / -2/3 EC / 18 mm / Continuous Shooting Mode
F 9 @ 1/400 ISO 800

*Nature & Landscapes*

Exif: F Number: 9, Exposure Bias Value: -0.67, ExposureTime: 1/400 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 800, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 18.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi


October 31, 2010

nice image :o) #1322754

Patti Coblentz October 31, 2010

A beautiful image to end off the month with, Donna! I love the low POV! The colors, water and birds in flight are all so lovely! #9006480

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic October 31, 2010

A beauty, Donna!! Love the colors! #9006486

Melinda F. Schneider level-classic October 31, 2010

Stunning!!! #9006547

Leslie McLain level-classic October 31, 2010

Amazing capture and colors, Donna. #9006609

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe October 31, 2010

This is Outstanding - Very Beautiful Donna! Jeff #9006662

Joy Rector October 31, 2010

awesome #9006844

Susie Peek-Swint October 31, 2010

Terrific image Donna ~ wonderful colours and dd work combining the images! #9006878

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas level-classic October 31, 2010

Fantastic work Donna!,
Amalia #9006890

Stan Kwasniowski October 31, 2010

Donna, excellent #9006947

Hendrik Storme October 31, 2010

Amazing colors and mood,wonderful work Donna!!! #9007099

Linda Blair October 31, 2010

Gorgeous!!!! #9007108

Nina Shields October 31, 2010

Fantastic work, Donna, both in and out of the camera. A very creative concept with terrific results - well done! #9007149

Carla Capra Anderson October 31, 2010

Awesome layering, lighting and composition.
;) CC #9007150

Patrick Rouzes October 31, 2010

WOWW, glorious colors, tones, lighting, perspective, clarity,textures, & mood here, Donna! I feel you have a winning image here, my friend! WTG! #9007392

Donna La Mattino Pagakis November 01, 2010

Thank you for all of your kind and inspirational comments!

A special "THANK YOU" to my good friend, Kathy Cline, who was with me on this adventure of a lifetime!

Take care,

Donna #9008703

Kara L. Hendricks November 01, 2010

Donna this image knocks my socks off!! WOW on the color and details you captured... Man, you can capture a seashore like NOBODY'S BUSINESS woman!! Another winner I hope!! #9008706

Julianne Bradford November 01, 2010

Winner winner in my book Donna! Wonderful work! #9008749

Stan Kwasniowski November 01, 2010

Donna, gorgeous #9009079

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna November 01, 2010

Beautiful and wonderful DDR work, Donna! :-) k #9009274

Alexandra Hankova November 04, 2010

This is full of life and liveness! :-) Awesome! :-) #9014376

Sherran Andersen level-classic November 04, 2010

Beautiful ddr... looks so peaceful (yes, even with the thought of all the gulls flying around my head :o lol). #9014537

Dianna Murphy November 05, 2010

Wow, so beautiful. Love the colors. #9016052

Phyllis H. Burchett November 08, 2010

Fabulous capture and colors Donna! #9021016

Debra R. Harder November 08, 2010

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THIS, Donna!! The lighting, colors and silhouette of the birds are outstanding. FAVED!! Deb #9021261

Daniella Puente December 02, 2010

Congrats on this wonderful capture and being featured today in the Digital Darkroom Donna! #9076190

Donna La Mattino Pagakis December 02, 2010

Thanks to each and every one of you! I appreciate your inspirational comments!!

Donna #9076246

Kathy Cline December 02, 2010

I always love your images. They are all winners.
Beautiful x a million. God has blessed you with an incredible talent!! #9076274

Michele Peterson level-classic December 02, 2010

Donna, this is amazing!! #9076510

Steve M. Harrington December 02, 2010

A fine image, Donna! Nice to see it featured in the DD Newsletter. :)
Steve #9076557

Katarina Mansson December 02, 2010

Congratulations on your DD feature Donna! #9077397

Mary K. Robison December 03, 2010

Donna, this is a true work of art ~ just gorgeous!
CONGRATULATIONS on its selection for the Digital Darkroom newsletter! #9077479

Julianne Bradford December 03, 2010

Wow! They were so smart to choose this terrific work of art Donna :-) Congratulations girlfriend! #9078279

Gina Cormier level-classic December 04, 2010

Gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!! #9080713

Ken Smith level-classic December 05, 2010

Congrats in advance on silver or gold! Super work, Donna! #9081242

Donna La Mattino Pagakis December 05, 2010

Thank you for all of your congratulatory wishes and super comments. I truly appreciate each and every one!!!

Another big THANK YOU to Kathy Cline!!! We sure saw a spectacular and memorable sunset!!!

Donna #9082022

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic December 06, 2010

Gorgeous Donna, Congratulations!!! #9083621

Donna La Mattino Pagakis December 07, 2010

Thank you Amanda! #9085337

Dianna Murphy December 08, 2010

congratulations DD feature. #9087644

Donna La Mattino Pagakis December 08, 2010

Thank you Dianna! #9087650

Renata Gusciora December 09, 2010

This is gorgeous,Donna!I love the colors!Awesome shot and view! #9089868

Donna La Mattino Pagakis December 09, 2010

Thank you Renata!!! #9089873

Renee Doyle December 13, 2010

Big Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Donna!! #9096849

Emile Abbott level-deluxe December 13, 2010

Excellant capture and huge congrats on finalist Donna #9096969

Marilyn Cornwell level-deluxe December 13, 2010

Beautiful Finalist, Donna! Congratulations! #9097399

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe December 13, 2010

Congrats Donna on this beautiful finalist. #9097435

Patti Coblentz December 13, 2010

Congratulations on this amazing finalist, Donna!! I think we will see this one again :) #9097465

Julianne Bradford December 13, 2010

Congratulations on all your great finalists Donna! This one is such a stunner. I hope it goes Gold! #9097511

Bojan Bencic level-classic December 13, 2010

Congratulations on your finalist, Donna. #9097522

Bunny Snow December 13, 2010

Wow! Awesome, Donna. Nothing wrong with your vision. This is stunning. The colors and tonality are amazing. You and Mother Nature make a wonderful team!!!
Congratulations on your finalist. #9097782

Phyllis H. Burchett December 13, 2010

Congrats on this awesome finalist Donna! #9097941

Carol L. Fowler December 13, 2010

Congrats! #9098249

Jessica Jenney December 13, 2010

Congratulations, Donna on your stunnning finalist! #9098412

Chris Budny level-deluxe December 13, 2010

Congratulations, Donna! #9098482

Marcel J. Fernandez December 13, 2010

Looks like a winner to me. Congratulations, Donna! #9098565

Susan Fox December 13, 2010

Love the energy of this photo, with All the motion of the birds and the waves. Congrats! #9098893

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic December 13, 2010

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8O) #9099629

Merna L. Nobile December 13, 2010

It is my honor to congratulate and celebrate your award for November, 2010. Merna #9099759

JO ANN CLEVELAND December 13, 2010

This is beautiful Donna! Congratulations on your awesome finalist!

jo ann c.

Graeme yew Chow December 13, 2010

Fantastic shot and effects.CONGRATULATIONS ! Donna. #9099872

Linda A. Braddock December 13, 2010

Donna, Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist!! #9100006

ALLEN O. HOWARD December 13, 2010

Congratulations Donna! A beautiful finalist! #9100026

Tad Bowman December 13, 2010

Beautiful light and very nice composition. Congratulations. #9100116

Debra R. Harder December 13, 2010

This is truly magnificent, Donna! Huge congratulations on another OUTSTANDING finalist! Deb #9100327

Glenn E. Traver December 13, 2010

Congratulations Donna on this Stunning Finalsit ~ GT #9100354

Terry Cervi level-classic December 13, 2010

Congrats on this outstanding finalist, Donna! #9100369

Naomi Weiser December 14, 2010

i love it! great color, congrats! #9100924

Jill Odice level-classic December 14, 2010

Congrats #2 :-) #9102921

Stephanie Frey December 14, 2010

Beautiful! Congrats on a wonderful finalist. Hope it sees gold :) #9103451

paul parent level-deluxe December 14, 2010

Outstanding Shot ! #9103632

Susan M. Hembree December 14, 2010

love all the colors in this, Donna! congratulations on your finalist! #9104061

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic December 14, 2010

Gorgeous colors Donna..Congratulations on a well deserved finalist and good luck in the next round. #9104063

Stefania Barbier level-addict December 15, 2010

amazing colors and capture... congratulations! #9104491

Toni Riggs December 15, 2010

This is gorgeous, congrats! #9104526

Nancy (Peaches) Harker December 15, 2010


HUGE CONGRATS on your awesome finalist!

Photobucket #9106466

Karen Celella December 16, 2010

Congratulations on your gorgeous finalist, Donna! #9108973

Renata Gusciora December 16, 2010

Huge congratulations on this amazing finalist,Donna!!!:) #9110277

Karen E. Baumann December 21, 2010

Beautiful finalist, Donna!!!! #9118553

Alex T. Mizuno December 29, 2010

Outstanding image Donna! Your exposure setting is just perfect for this. Silhouettes of the birds and colors are beautifully captured. Belated congratulations on your Finalist!!! #9131883

Thomas E. Hinds December 31, 2010

Beautiful image, Donna! #9135017

Donna La Mattino Pagakis December 31, 2010

Thanks again for all of your congratulatory wishes and amazing comments. I am deeply touched!

Donna #9135213

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